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Will The Credit Crunch Sign The Death Knell For Blu-Ray’s Plans For Christmas ’08 Domination?

Every-year, we hear that it’s going to be a (insert tech product becoming mainstream here) Christmas – and this year, many have predicted it to be the turn of Blu-ray as the winner of the two HD DVD formats.

Personally I can’t see it. Whilst retail economists are still predicting a significant December spending spree, in stark contrast to October, November and, as ever, January, surely people who are thinking long and hard about their finances are going to settle for their trusty ‘lo-tech’ DVD players for just that little bit longer?

Personally, intrigued though I am, I can’t see that the incentive outweighs the cost of upgrade, for the time being at least.

Mind you, that might be because I’m something of a ‘late early adopter’. I never seen to muster up the courage to pay really top whack for new tech when it first comes out and eventually go for it on the eve of the inevitable price drop (happened twice in the last few years)…